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"Friday Nights at the de Young"
Mid-Jan thru' Thanksgiving 5pm-8:45pm

Friday Nights at the de Young
FREE for Members
If you're looking for something different to do on a Friday night, head over to the de Young Museum in Golden Gate Park. Mingle over cocktails and enjoy a fun evening of art, culture and entertainment — the entire museum is open until 8:45pm. Free for members, "Friday Nights at the de Young" features a mix of live music, poetry, films, dance, art-making demos, lectures, docent tours and interactive kids activities.

During a Friday night visit, we enjoyed listening to a live band while sipping wine and people-watching. Get together with family, friends or business associates and enjoy a fun night out.

Tip
Seating is limited, so arrive early if you don't want to stand. For the best view of the entertainment and fun people-watching, climb the main staircase, located in the lobby area and peer over the balcony.



Friday Nights 'til 8:45pm
"Friday Nights at the de Young" runs from mid-January thru' Thanksgiving. The popular Friday Night events draw between 1,500-5,000+ people. Admission to "Friday Nights at the de Young" is FREE for Members. Regular admission fees for non-members who want to visit the galleries ($10 adults, $7 seniors, $6 youths (13-17) and college students with ID, free for children 12 and younger.

No-Host Bar
No-host cocktails are available at the bar, set up near the stage. Just look for the massive artwork that dominates the main room — it makes a great backdrop for the featured entertainment.

Note: Enjoy walking through the galleries and visiting the exhibits, but leave your drinks behind. Beverages are only allowed in the lobby area and cafe.

The museum cafe is open for dinner during the Friday night events — enjoy a variety of items, including fresh salads, sandwiches and hot entrees.



Tower Observation Floor
The Tower Observation Floor is also open during "Friday Nights at the de Young." Get in line early to take the elevator to the 9th floor — it's popular with visitors and the lines can get longer as the night goes on. The incredible panoramic views make a great backdrop for picture-taking.


If you're looking for another FUN event, we highly recommend "Nightlife" at the California Academy of Sciences in Golden Gate Park (located just across from the de Young Museum). It offers more of a party atmosphere (DJ music and dancing), younger crowd with no kids (21 and over) — visitors get a chance to mingle over cocktails while exploring the museum, aquarium and its exhibits.


More Info
Friday Nights at the de Young
415-750-7694

Museum Hours
Open Tues-Sun
9:30am-5:15pm,
Fri open til 8:45pm.

First Tuesday of each month Free. Special exhibition fees still apply.

Closed January 1, July 4, Thanksgiving Day, and December 25.


Concourse Parking
Parking (for cars and bicycles) is available in the Concourse parking facility. Access to the north entrance is from Fulton St. @ 10th Ave. Access to the south entrance is at Concourse Dr. and Martin Luther King Dr. inside the park.

Open daily, year-round.

Limited parking is available on John F. Kennedy Drive and Martin Luther King Jr. Drive.


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Live entertainment during "Friday Nights at the de Young" event, de Young Museum, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, California

"Friday Nights at the de Young"- people mingling and enjoying cocktails and live entertainment, de Young Museum, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, CA

No-Host Bar in main lobby of the de Young Museum during "Friday Nights at the de Young" events,  Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, CA

Stunning interior of the de Young Museum - Golden Gate Park, SF

Enjoy live entertainment while sipping wine at Friday Nights at the de Young, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, California

Visitors admiring Art inside the de Young Museum

Entertainers at "Friday Nights at the de Young" at the de Young Museum in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, CA

Guests at the bar in the de Young Museum lobby area during "Friday Nights at the de Young?

Couple enjoying a drink at Friday Nights at the de Young event, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, CA

One of the Galleries inside the de Young Museum

Outside the de Young Museum in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco

Kids can attend the "Friday Nights at the de Young" events too!

 

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